It’s hard to find a skincare line that tops La Prairie of Switzerland, both in terms of efficacy and luxurious formulations. Think rich creams that are not heavy on the skin, overnight results, and heavenly scents. It’s therefore only fitting that Paris’ most luxurious hotel has based its spa experience around the finest Swiss products.
Located on the first floor of the hotel just above the lobby and overlooking Le Bristol’s famous enclosed gardens, the spa is equally attractive as a day spa option if you’re not staying at the hotel. I booked a La Prairie Signature facial in the late afternoon and after a brief wait with a cup of tea in the spa’s comfortable waiting area, was led to my warm and inviting room.
My aesthetician took the time to choose specific products for my bespoke facial, which on our first visit in December, targeted dryness. This included a 5-minute peel (which can be repeated at home with La Prairie’s product), followed by a hydrating mask. While the mask was activating, I received a luxurious face and shoulder massage.
On our next visit, we had a side-by-side couples massage with Tata Harper 100% natural skincare products. It was given in a lovely private spa suite with two heated beds, a private steam room, whirlpool and view of the garden terrace.
If you appreciate luxury and the finest skin care products, this is the spa for you. You won’t spend all day at the spa but they offer Russian baths and Bonpoint treatments that you can have with your children ages 6-16 for a day of pampering together. Additionally, there’s a room where Socret, the hotel cat, enjoys spending his time. It’s decorated with Bonpoint toys and children over the age of six can spend their time there while you get pampered. For younger children, the hotel will arrange a babysitter so you can enjoy your relaxation time stress-free.
If you’re looking to spend time by the pool, head to the sixth floor and enjoy the indoor vintage ship-themed pool along with an outdoor patio that overlooks the rooftops of Paris. You can see the Eiffel Tower from one side and the Sacré-Cœur from the other.
Note: Le Bristol Paris provided support for the reporting of this story.